Playboy Magazine, October 1976

July 10, 2023 in PlayBoy 70s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, October 1976

The Playboy Magazine's October 1976 issue offers its readers an interesting spectrum of content. The issue starts with a hopeful commentary on the upcoming fall television schedule, following a less satisfactory last year.

The "Selected Shorts" section includes Peter J. Ognibene's analysis of the press corps' candidate preferences and Morton H. Halperin's discussion on the delicate equilibrium between liberty and national security.

The issue features a candid conversation with Roone Arledge, the man responsible for innovations like instant replay and Monday-night football, as he shares the story behind televised sports.

A compelling excerpt from Alex Haley's (known for "The Autobiography of Malcolm X") forthcoming book, "Roots: The Mixing of the Blood," reveals the author's quest to uncover his past, highlighting the sexual exploitation of a slave ancestor by her white master.

A pictorial speculating the outcome if women infiltrated the major leagues of baseball adds a lighthearted flavor to the issue. The first part of a two-part fiction series titled "The Bric-a-Brac Man" from Russell H. Greenan introduces a swindler who falls for the beautiful resident of a mansion he's targeting. A pictorial tribute to the enchanting Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren's 19-year-old daughter, is also featured.

"Blue Skies, No Candy," an exciting piece from Gael Greene's anticipated erotic novel, is included. In "Deep Throat Goes Down in Memphis", Richard Rhodes reports on the controversial courtroom battle over obscenity that affected both the porno movie star Harry Reems and the First Amendment.

The Playmate of the Month, Hope Olson, adds a touch of rustic charm to the issue. The humor section, the fall and winter fashion forecast, an intriguing survey about campus happenings, and a look into modern living with high-fi equipment round out the rich content of this issue.

You might find copies of this issue available from vintage magazine stores or online platforms.

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